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by alan weinberg
September 29th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 65
Views: 2632

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

Alex Valdes wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Is your head in the same place? Curious as to your thoughts.
I’ve been so wrong that I wouldn’t even listen to myself! Never would have thought Rousseau Chambertin would be $3000 a bottle, dozens of other examples. No idea where we go from here with Burgundy.
by alan weinberg
September 29th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world’ most expensive wine cup?
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: The world’ most expensive wine cup?

gonna wait till there is at least a set of 6 or 12. One cup won’t help.
by alan weinberg
September 29th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 65
Views: 2632

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

1990 DRC La Tâche released in 1993 for $233/bottle. Put that in an inflation calendar and fast forward to 2020 and $233 is worth $419.11, up 79.9% yet it sells for $6000. S&P in 1993 was 435.23, now 3338.99, rise of 767% while that DRC bottle is up 2575%. So it depends on the time frame chosen to m...
by alan weinberg
September 29th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 65
Views: 2632

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

1990 DRC La Tâche released in 1993 for $233/bottle. Put that in an inflation calendar and fast forward to 2020 and $233 is worth $419.11, up 79.9% yet it sells for $6000. S&P in 1993 was 435.23, now 3338.99, rise of 767% while that DRC bottle is up 2575%. So it depends on the time frame chosen to m...
by alan weinberg
September 29th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 65
Views: 2632

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

1990 DRC La Tâche released in 1993 for $233/bottle. Put that in an inflation calendar and fast forward to 2020 and $233 is worth $419.11, up 79.9% yet it sells for $6000. S&P in 1993 was 435.23, now 3338.99, rise of 767% while that DRC bottle is up 2575%. So it depends on the time frame chosen to ma...
by alan weinberg
September 28th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: RIP: Pierre Troisgros
Replies: 6
Views: 287

RIP: Pierre Troisgros

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Troisgros nouvelle cuisine and many other advances, passed Sep 23, 92 years old, the restaurant with 3 Michelin stars for 52 years. Had the best two meals of my life there. and a lovely French tribute: https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/auvergne-rhone-alpe...
by alan weinberg
September 28th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pork Roast Seasoned with Fennel 4 Ways (at the Request of Doc Weinberg)
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Pork Roast Seasoned with Fennel 4 Ways (at the Request of Doc Weinberg)

I have fennel seeds and pollen. I can buy fennel for fronds. What’s the powder? Sounds great. Love fennel.
by alan weinberg
September 28th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two German Whites on Pork Roast Night
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: TNs: Two German Whites on Pork Roast Night

how’d you do the pork roast?
by alan weinberg
September 27th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Baby Burgundies from 2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1104

Re: TN: Two Baby Burgundies from 2005

(One sideline on the 2005 A & L Lignier--I could be wrong, but my understanding is that the wines were made by Hubert. This was the time after his son's death when many things about the estate were up in the air.) I have it in my notes that by this 2005, Kellen was making the wines, but I could be ...
by alan weinberg
September 27th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 896
Views: 46842

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Oh dear. Alan is going to make such fun of me this month......
it’s chuckle time again already . . .
by alan weinberg
September 27th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2541

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Another mostly lurker here. I am a wine enthusiast (collector would be inaccurate) and have learned a lot from this board. Despite many attempts to broaden my palate, 70% or more of the wines I drink are French. When I venture out of the comfort zone with French reds, more often than not, my husban...
by alan weinberg
September 27th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Baby Burgundies from 2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1104

Re: TN: Two Baby Burgundies from 2005

my biggest wine collection regret is not cellaring more lower level wines. The distance between premier cru and grand cru burgundies fades at 25+ years. Much more fun opening an amazing $30 wine than an expected epiphany $250 bottle.
by alan weinberg
September 27th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 46
Views: 1740

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

c fu wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Had 6oz left in the bottle so poured it into a 4oz bottle
that’s a real trick. Negative ullage!
by alan weinberg
September 27th, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1539
Views: 101753

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

The word worth only means something when the words "to me" follow it . . . So I think so, though I bought my Egly for a lot less. first sentence is always true . . . and the second makes me curious because less is more. I’ll seek out a bottle and worry about price (and volume) down the road. Thanks...
by alan weinberg
September 26th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1539
Views: 101753

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 12:00 pm
wrote:I wish it weren't so expensive now, relatively speaking, but it is still worth it.
about $100 on w-s pro. Is it worth twice Ployez-Jacquemart rosé?
by alan weinberg
September 26th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Gros Frere et Sœur Clos Vougeot Musigni
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: TN: 2002 Gros Frere et Sœur Clos Vougeot Musigni

Kent Comley wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 10:07 pm
I had this wine a few years ago. Was rather oaky and blocky, glad that it had come around.
his note was from 2010.
by alan weinberg
September 25th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $500 Heitz Martha's?!?
Replies: 26
Views: 1747

Re: $500 Heitz Martha's?!?

with the significant price hikes, maybe the name should be changed to Heights.
by alan weinberg
September 25th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Trimbach 2001 FE 375eme and regular
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: TN: Trimbach 2001 FE 375eme and regular

m. ristev wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 5:19 pm
any visible color difference between the bottlings?
virtually identical. I’ve had poxed bottles and poxed CSH—that hurt.
by alan weinberg
September 24th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Trimbach 2001 FE 375eme and regular
Replies: 17
Views: 578

TN: Trimbach 2001 FE 375eme and regular

wife won’t drink riesling so daughter’s boyfriend stepped up to help. The 375eme comes from a special plot and was for the anniversary of that year in 2001 for the Trimbach estate. The wines are too close to call. Both are super. Maybe a touch more lift and density in the 375eme. Lots of life left i...
by alan weinberg
September 24th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a first??
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: Is this a first??

Misprint. They dropped the 1 before the 97.
by alan weinberg
September 24th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 60
Views: 4402

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

Indirectly related to this thread, but I'd be curious to know which wines have been confirmed to be held back by estates compared to the release date of their other wines. Mugnier Musigny is a known one, but Roulot is now also holding back their Meursault Perrières in 2018. I am not aware of others...
by alan weinberg
September 24th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14516
Views: 715653

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

EvanLodes wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 5:02 am
alan weinberg wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 8:51 pm
18 PYCM Chassagne Montrachet Chenevottes
I'm curious, is there any particular reason why this one vs. other PYCM wines of the same vintage? (I haven't had this one yet)
Offer came in while I was weak.
by alan weinberg
September 23rd, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New home construction wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 1286

Re: New home construction wine cellar

Richard Gold: How and Why to Build a Wine Cellar Still valuable.
by alan weinberg
September 23rd, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 166
Views: 7108

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

NJBruce wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 6:42 am
2001 Clos des Lambrays - increasingly delicious and moving up through the gears; hard to find now - I was lucky to find a few cases in Belgium 10 years back. CT reviews & scores have been heading up since 2018....
Kevin Harvey of Rhys used to tout this wine. It was about $35 then . . . and lovely.
by alan weinberg
September 22nd, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

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nice to know they are fanatical about customer service. Not fanatical enough to have wine they say they have, not fanatical enough to inform the customer timely . . .
by alan weinberg
September 22nd, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

Alan, You have been searching for 2014 Ramonet for months, if not years. Did you really think that some random place had a case at thirty percent below market value? you’ve sold me some great wines at even better prices—even some Ramonet Batard. And I’ve scored at other places. I expected to be tol...
by alan weinberg
September 22nd, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

This place has the same wine, case only, and does a better job at disclosing that this is a sourced wine, and it might not be in stock. Maybe try again with them Doc? [wink.gif] https://shop.corxwines.com/vsku2132181_DOMAINE-RAMONET-CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET-LES-CAILLERETS-750ML-2014 saw that, Mr. Enabl...
by alan weinberg
September 22nd, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

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As of now, still listed by them as available.
by alan weinberg
September 22nd, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

There was nothing that told me this was special order. Here’s their response to my complaint, promise to post on this site, and request that they source it: Hello Alan, I apologize that you are disappointed, but it's not uncommon practice for special orders to be out of stock and we won't/don't know...
by alan weinberg
September 22nd, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Order reneged: getwineonline

Order acknowledged Sep 5. Noted that credit card not charged till shipped. Today they reneged, more than 2 weeks later. Cross this store off the wine-searcher list.
by alan weinberg
September 20th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 11:24 am
alan weinberg wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 7:32 am
speaking of QPR: La Chablisienne
Have you had the 2017 La Chablisienne Mont de Milieu? Envoyer has it in.
yes. No notes but lovely.
by alan weinberg
September 20th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 3870

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

I guess we repeat this thread every few years. My story is similar. A friend took me to dinner in late 1984 and opened a 1975 BV GdL PV. BLEW ME AWAY. Loaned me a book by Alexis Bespaloff and I stayed up all night reading it, went the next day with him to Trader Joe’s and spent the outrageous sum of...
by alan weinberg
September 19th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1539
Views: 101753

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Jim Stewart wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Some bubbles and mouse in the glass
hope it didn’t drink much since you only opened a 375
by alan weinberg
September 19th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Blanton’s Black & Gold Bourbon
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Blanton’s Black Japanese Bourbon

yes, tell me more. Just a different bottling of gold or what? How’s it differ?
by alan weinberg
September 19th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10cc
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Re: 10cc

10 cc. I was thinking quite small bottles. Hard to get the cork out.
by alan weinberg
September 19th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”
Replies: 16
Views: 1568

Re: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”

wouldn’t it be the wines of the discerning Rajat Parr?
by alan weinberg
September 18th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14516
Views: 715653

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

18 PYCM Chassagne Montrachet Chenevottes
by alan weinberg
September 18th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3507

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

J a y H a c k wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 12:59 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 6:36 pm
buy a Pungo.
I did that but I rarely use it because it seems to leak all over the place when I am initially extracting wine.
they’ll service it. Shouldn’t happen.
by alan weinberg
September 18th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3507

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 9:20 am
alan weinberg wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 6:36 pm
buy a Pungo.
Interested to hear why Pungo is better - I'm about to bite on one of these systems
generic cartridges
Better flow
Great service
Works under lower pressure—no exploding bottles.

No affiliation, happy customer.
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt. Rushmore
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: Mt. Rushmore

skipped it due to Sturgis. Got up to Jackson Hole. Will have to visit dead Presidents another time.
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 32
Views: 1761

Re: Charleston, SC recs

list of 100 best restaurants came out and many from Charleston: https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersCh ... ining-g191
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4127

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

You know, my opinion is that every vintage goes thru phases. Great vintages, you hardly notice, because the wines are so good, but the less than great, but OK vintages, the phases are more noticeable. 2001 for quite a while would seem to go in and out of being "closed" then Open, then back to close...
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8180

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Remember what they said about Cros Parantoux? even through WW2 it was a vegetable field filled with large rocks. Sunchokes grew there. Jayer lived on them through the famine of WW2 and later said he could never look at one again. He bought the various small holdings of CP owned by others and dynami...
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3507

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

buy a Pungo.
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barrel furniture
Replies: 30
Views: 961

Re: Barrel furniture

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Cool. Love the poolside chairs. Furniture would go well w my wine cellar flooring made of wine barrels.

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